#72 Photography Channels on Youtube

Peter McKinnon – one of my top Youtube Favorites. All kind of Photography and Video content…and more. Have you ever used Youtube to boost your photography? If not – this may be a start up for a new source of inspiration. Youtube is a fantastic thing. If you find your way, that is. The easiest…

#71 At the Polar Circle

If you look at a map of the world, you will notice that there are few cities north of the Polar Circle. Sweden is one of the countries that stretch north of the circle. The Pictures in this post are from Jokkmokk in Sweden (situated almost exactly on the Polar Circle) shot in 2018 around…

#70 Ugly yet beautiful

In 2016 I was in southern Italy on a weekend trip, with my wife and some friends. We lived in the small town of Pizzo – almost at the toe of the Italian “boot”. The small village is both very beautiful and in some parts quite ugly. The narrow paths between the houses are filled…

#69 A New Year

A new year and new opportunities is ahead of us. New Years Day is always a slow day at our home, when we just relax. I took my camera and went for a little ride, to shoot the first pictures of the coming year – and decade. Leica M240 and Summicron 90/2 The signs of…

#68 Colorful December

This year we spent Christmas on Tenerife, instead of the rainy and dark Sweden. Well some parts of Sweden are of course snowy and white, but not where we live. Instead we went to the warm and sunny Tenerife for a week. A colorful contrast to my last post. Leica M240 and Zeiss Biogon 35/2,8…

#67 Gray December

Fujifilm X-T2 and Fujinon 35/1,4 December is not always the best month of the year for photography where I live. The snow has not come to stay and the days are short – which makes it extra dark. But it doesn’t always have to be perfect conditions to make pictures. Fujifilm X-T2 and Fujinon 35/1,4…

#66 Winter Light

Leica M240 and Zeiss Biogon 35/2,8 Every year around Christmas – when it doesn’t get any darker outside – Linköping is lit up by the Winter Light exibition. Winter Light is a number of installations around the city, with ”light” as a theme. I must say that I am not generally that impressed by the…

#65 Technical Quality

Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 What about the technical quality of a photo? How important is that? Do you have to have the sharpest lens, the best micro-contrast or the shortest depth of field? The internet is full of reviews and tips & tricks to achieve this. Often it gets down to money; more money…

#64 France and an M9

Back in 2017 we went to Nice, France,  for a weekend. At that time I had an M9 and the two Zeiss lenses I still use today, a Planar 50/2 and a Biogon 35/2,8. It was the first journey abroad with a digital Leica. I still had my X-Pro2 back then, and I was thinking…

#63 The first M4 rolls

Linköping, Sweden – Leica M4 and Elmar M 50/2.8 – T-MAX 400 film The first two rolls of film from my new (51 years new…) Leica M4 has arrived. I must say I am happily surprised. I didn’t miss the exposure on any of the pictures, even though the camera lack a  light meter. I…

#62 Meet my M4

Meet my ”new” camera – a 1968 Leica M4. But – why, you may ask. Who buys a more than 50 years old overpriced analogue camera? No LCD screen, no live view, no video , no auto focus – not even a light meter.  Well – I do. And I will try and explain why….

#61 What camera should I buy?

Visby – Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 A question I get asked quite often is ”which camera should I buy [or bring], for my trip to…”. The question is almost always asked by persons who are not very much into photography, but they are old enough to think that they need a camera (my kids…

#60 Make Pictures

Madrid – Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 In my last two posts I wrote about a trip to Paris with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and a Leica M6. As I compared the results from the two cameras it struck me how different I used them. The X-Pro2 was a camera for documenting what we did on…

#59 Paris – from the X-Pro2

The Metro station As I looked through the more than 300 X-Pro2 pictures that I kept from the trip to Paris, I realized that there were not many that I would say were good pictures. The technical quality was of course good in most of them – the X-Pro2 is a great camera – but…

#58 Paris – from a Leica M6TTL

Champs Elysee Back in 2017 I was  in Paris with my family, for a short vacation.  I had recently bought my first Leica – the M6TTL – and two Zeiss lenses. My main digital camera back then was the Fujifilm X-Pro2. I brought both cameras on the trip to Paris. I shot 3 rolls of…

#57 Mist

Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 The other day I was driving through a beautiful Swedish autumn scenery. The mist was hanging in the tree tops and the wind was almost none. I was on my way to a work appointment, but I just had to stop and shoot some pictures. Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8…

#56 Vienna and the Leica

Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 A trip to Vienna the months before Christmas is like going to the mother of all Christmas markets. The inner city is full of small stands full of handcrafted items, punch and glühwein. In the evening the whole city is lit up of Christmas decorations, and full of people just…

#55 Updated camera gear for sports

Football with the X-T2 and 55-200 zoom My kids are notourious sports freaks – I have written about this before. I find my self watching at least one game of football or floorball every weekend and of course I always bring my camera. It can be a challenge to be creative when you shoot sports. It…

#54 More photography – less photos

Stockholm – Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 The past few years of shooting with the Leica M system has left me thinking about how the number of pictures taken, is related to the ”fun factor”. The first half of my photography life was about analogue film cameras, the second was the digital age. I estimate…

#53 The Q has left the building

Linköping in a mirror – Leica Q My Leica Q has found a new home. I sold it the other week, after long considerations. Why, you may ask. I did praise the camera a lot on earlier posts – and I still do in some ways. The problem for me was that I had too…